Examine global surface currents

Exploring Earth, TERC

This visualization examines the relationship between global wind direction and the direction and temperature (warm vs cold) of the ocean surface currents. Placing a cursor over the map superimposes surface wind patterns so the correlation between ocean currents and surface winds can be emphasized.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate ChangeKeyword: surface currents